Every stitch in crochet consists of some combination of a mere 3 actions.
- Shoving the stick (hook) in a hole
- wrapping the string (yarn or wool) round the stick,
- pulling the stick through 1 or more loops on the stick.
Seriously, for all the intricate and elaborate, or plain looking work there is, thats it. Seriously. 3 actions.
Sounds so simple doesnt it?
Well, really its not hard. But like most things, its still very possible to go wrong, but, its usually not too painful (unless a large number of rows/rounds in you discover you didnt start with the right number of stitches. thats about as painful as it gets)
Each stitch then works by using combinations of the 3 actions,
a single crochet is, hook through hole,
pull through 2 loops
Repeating over a line it starts looking like this
No, I cant draw, so yes, I stole the pictures off another site (sorry!)